Andy Murray will withdraw from next week’s Japan Open in Tokyo through injury.

The Scot is ending his Asian swing early after winning just one of his four matches and suffering a 6-3 6-2 first-round loss to Roman Safiullin in Shanghai last week.

The PA news agency understands Murray plans to be back in time to play at the Swiss Indoors in Basel, beginning on October 23.

Murray will then compete at the Paris Masters and he is likely to play at the Moselle Open in Metz in November.

The two-time Wimbledon champion could also be involved at the Davis Cup finals in late November if selected by Great Britain captain Leon Smith.

Murray is bidding to improve his world ranking – currently 39 – in order to be seeded at the Australian Open next year.

Murray previously suffered an early exit from the China Open in a defeat to Alex De Minaur.

Against Safiullin in the Shanghai Masters he lost his opening service game and then missed chances to quickly break back as Safiullin soon moved in to a 2-0 lead.

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It was the Russian who then took the next chance to break, which saw him clinch the first set 6-3.

Murray looked to regroup for the second set, but Safiullin – back in action for the first time since he reached the final of the Chengdu Open – remained on the front foot.

Another early break saw the Russian go 2-0 up, and although Murray, who had won the Shanghai tournament three times, quickly broke back, he then failed to hold his serve to hand Safiullin a 3-1 lead.

Former world number one Murray continued to cut a frustrated figure, swearing as another marginal line call went against him in the seventh game.

It appeared only a matter of time before Safiullin would close out victory, and he was gifted a first match point opportunity when Murray sent a routine forehand return into the net.

With Murray having moved up court after his serve, Safiullin sent a deep return, which was called out – but a review showed the ball had dropped just on the very back edge of the baseline.